Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dazzled Beader

Dazzled Beader is a wonderful jewelry shop on Etsy. Melissa is from Janesville, Wisconsin and has been on Etsy since February! Welcome to Etsy!! Melissa has a BLOG. It features new offers and specials. 10% of all proceeds from her Etsy shop goes to the humane society. She decided to write stories about animals on her blog in addition to information about her newest listings.

#1 How did you decide on your shop name?
I got into making jewelry when I joined a group of women called Bead Dazzlers. We'd get together regularly and make jewelry and eat and talk. I was hooked. Since my Bead Dazzlers friends dazzled me into beading, I decided Dazzled Beader Designs was a great name for my shop.

#2 When did you start crafting?
I've always liked arts and crafts. As a youth, I was in 4-H and did a lot of drawing, painting, photography, floral design and macrame. I started making jewelry a year and a half ago when I joined the Bead Dazzlers group. I have learned so much since.

#3 Are there other crafts you'd like to try?
Glass bead making sounds interesting or maybe I'd like to take up crocheting again. I admire people who can sew, I've never had much patience or luck with sewing.

#4 What or who inspires you?
I get inspired by seeing what kind of jewelry my friends are making. I also get inspired when I see all sorts of pretty beads and chain online and in catalogs. I have a notebook I draw design ideas in when I'm inspired.

#5 Do you have a day job?
I have a day job. I work as a graphic artist for a newspaper. I design the ads and lay out the paper.

#6 Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
The Stunning Symphony jewelry set. It was a great experience in thinking outside the box and became one of my most unique pieces. I worked hard practicing making many note links and treble clef pendants on my wig jig before I moved on to the final piece. I'm pleased with the result.

Melissa has a wonderful give away happening on her blog!! It's this amazing bracelet! Click on the picture and it will take you to the give away. The rules are easy - just follow her blog and an extra entry pick your favorite item from her shop and leave a comment telling her what it is. Please check it out!!



  1. I always love to see what other jewelry makers do. Melissa does great work!

  2. I think Dazzled Beader has some cute jewelry with animal charms!!! Thanks for introducing the store!

  3. Love the bright colors in the necklace and bracelet! Great feature audrey!

  4. lovely colors! Very bright and happy!

  5. I love the bracelet! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. She has some great jewelry, I'll check out her blog :)

  7. I love that you support so many other artists on your blog and try to support other bloggers on the forum. Be well! You're doing great work!


  8. Such beautiful colors!! It really catches your eye. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am so getting that skirt!!

  9. you have a great blog, and this story adds to the delight of reading it.
    cheers and kudos

  10. love the rainbow bracelet... so bright and cheery!

  11. great interview/feature!!! thanks for visiting my blog! I'm really trying to get out there and get traffic, but it is so hard!

  12. What a great interview! I'm going to have to check out her Blog & Shop - her jewelry is adorable!


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